ABC Family Picks Up Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence Series
First Published: January 29, 2010 10:10 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Melissa Joan Hart is heading back to television.
The former “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” cutie’s new show, “Melissa & Joey” received a 10-episode pick up, ABC Family announced on Friday night.
The series, which stars Melissa opposite fellow “Dancing with the Stars” alumn, Joey Lawrence, is schedule to premiere later this year.
“We love Melissa and Joey,” Paul Lee, President of ABC Family said in a statement. “Melissa has a long history on the network, and she and Joey recently starred in the network’s original movie, ‘My Fake Fiance,” which broke records for the network last year. They have fantastic chemistry and are just so relatable to our viewers. We knew we wanted to get them together again, and developed this comedy specifically with them in mind.”
The comedy finds Melissa playing a woman who has to take over care of her niece and nephew after her sister goes to prison and her brother-in-law leaves town. Joey plays the part of the family “manny” (a male nanny).
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